Thursday, June 23, 2016

The Shallows

Two hundred yards from the shore of a secluded beach, Nancy (Blake Lively) lies bleeding on a rock. She's been bitten by a massive, bloodthirsty shark which stalks the small cove in which she's trapped, and her time is running out. This is the fundamental conflict of The Shallows, director Jaume Collet-Serra's new film that proudly stakes its claim as a modern B-movie.

The Shallows
Director: Jaume Collet-Serra
Starring: Blake Lively, Sharkster A. Sharkington

Friday, June 17, 2016

Raiders! The Story of The Greatest Fan Film Ever Made

You've probably heard the story by now: Steven Spielberg's Raiders of the Lost Ark comes out in 1981 and blows everyone's minds, but three Mississippi kids' minds are arguably blown more than anyone else's. Against all odds, and without the internet or even a VHS copy of the movie to assist them, they set out to complete a shot for shot remake of the movie to be filmed in their houses, backyards, and surrounding town. For the next seven years, they work tirelessly through every summer vacation and spring break to finish this thing, sacrificing any semblance of a "normal" childhood in the quest to achieve their ultimate goal. An astonishing seven years later, they finally wrap production, and fifteen years after that, their movie becomes a sensation among hardcore film fans. So...what next?

Raiders! The Story of The Greatest Fan Film Ever Made
Directors: Jeremy Coon & Tim Skousen
Starring: Chris Strompolos, Eric Zala, Jayson Lamb

Friday, June 10, 2016

Dying Laughing (LA Film Fest 2016)

A poetic, brutally candid examination of stand-up comedy, Dying Laughing features a murder’s row of famous comedians telling honest, genuine stories about the art form they love.

Dying Laughing
Directors: Lloyd Stanton, Paul Toogood
Starring: Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock, Kevin Hart, Jerry Lewis, Sarah Silverman

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Equity (LA Film Fest 2016)

Set in the high-powered world of New York City finance, Equity is a showcase for Breaking Bad star Anna Gunn to prove she unequivocally has what it takes to headline a movie.

Director: Meera Menon
Starring: Anna Gunn, Sarah Megan Thomas, James Purefoy